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Deanna Johnson Wilson

Mrs. Deanna Johnson Wilson age 79 of Lebanon passed away peacefully at her home  April 28, 2024, following an extended decline in health.   Born December 24, 1944, in Chattanooga, TN, she was the daughter of the late Finis Quay Johnson and Mabel Hudson Johnson.  She was a 1962 graduate of Lipscomb High School and attended David Lipscomb University. Early in her working career she served as Appointment Secretary for former Tennessee Governor Winfield Dunn.  She later worked as an administrative assistant at Friendship Christian School for over twenty years and then finally retired from the former Academy Bank in Lebanon.  She was a faithful member of the Adams Avenue Church of Christ.  For years she enjoyed singing with Heaven’s Song Ensemble and Friends traveling around singing at various Churches of Christ.

She was preceded in death by two sisters:  Janice (Frankie) Boynton, Anita (John) Luther; mother and father-in-law, Lottie and Garland Wilson; brother-in-law, Gary Wilson.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Howard Wilson; daughter, Kris (Tyson) Davis; two grandchildren:  Greer and Adi Reece Davis; sister-in-law, Rita (David) Maynard; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Stan Stevenson and Jim Byrd officiating.  Interment – Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.  Visitation Tuesday 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. JW Akers says:
    Howard, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
  2. mary elizabeth mayo says:
    To all the family my deepest sympathy. Prayers continue.
  3. Glenda palmer says:
    She was my beauty shop friend. A lovely, smiling lady. She will be missed
  4. Jim Pittman says:
    Howard – I am proud to have had the privilege of introducing you to such a lovely lady all those years ago. I cherish our friendship with both of you. We will be thinking of and praying for you and your family in the days ahead.
  5. Ron and Carol Martin says:
    Carol and I are so fortunate to have known Deanna at Lipscomb in the 1960s, enjoyed having her in our wedding and to have spent some time with her over the past few years. She was a joy to be around and a blessing to everyone who knew her. We offer special thoughts of sympathy to Howard Wilson and family.
  6. Deborah Miller says:
    I am so thankful to God for bringing Deanna into my life when I joined Heaven’s Song Ensemble. She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She has forever made an impression on my life for the good. Howard, Kris and family, I am keeping you all close in thoughts and prayers during this time. I know that she had not been doing well for quite some time, but now she is safe in the arms of Jesus and singing with the heavenly choir of angels. Love and hugs to you all.

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